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MARDUK Guitarist: 'I Will Never Let Anybody Tell Me What To Do'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metal veterans MARDUK after the band's May 18 performance at this year's Steelfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new drummer Simon "BloodHammer" Schilling: Morgan: "The thing ...

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MARDUK Guitarist On Whether He Owns Pieces Of MAYHEM Singer DEAD's Brain And Skull: 'That's Old News'

MARDUK guitarist and founding member Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson confirmed several years ago that he owns pieces of MAYHEM vocalist Per "Dead" Ohlin's brain and skull, adding yet another layer to one of black metal's most infamous and enduring stories. MAYHEM's reputation has been brought back into light thanks in part to Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund's ...

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IMMOLATION Has 'Three Songs Ready' For Next Studio Album

Bassist/vocalist Ross Dolan of veteran New York death metallers IMMOLATION has confirmed that the band has started work on the follow-up to 2017's "Atonement". The band's tenth studio album, "Atonement" was the first to feature former INCANTATION guitarist Alex Bouks. Speaking to the "Fantasm" podcast during the recently completed "Decibel Magazine Tour" with CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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VADER Covers JUDAS PRIEST's 'Steeler' For 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art ...

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VADER To Release 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" in late spring or early summer. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long a period in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Białystok under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover ...

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JUNGLE ROT Releases 'A Burning Cinder' Video

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the official music video for the song "A Burning Cinder". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, which was released in July via Victory Records. JUNGLE ROT vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise states: "I call this a 'Frankenstein' creation; it has all the elements needed for a ...

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Viktoria - MARDUK

If you look at a recent shot of MARDUK, that's no peace sign being waved in your face, but the sign of victory. Like Spy vs. Spy or in old time war. The black metal legends have always had a fascination with war, in particular German combat. Hence, you can be your own judge if ...

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JUNGLE ROT: 'Send Forth Oblivion' Video Released

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the Dustin Smith-directed video for the song "Send Forth Oblivion". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, due out July 20 via Victory Records. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as it returns to the road with HAVOK and EXTINCTION AD ...

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JUNGLE ROT Slams TRUMP Administration In 'A Burning Cinder' Song (Audio)

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT are revolting and speaking out against the current U.S. administration with "A Burning Cinder", the second track from their self-titled album, due out July 20 via Victory Records. Fearlessly honest vocalist Dave Matrise warns of mass planetary strife in this soundtrack for political overthrow. "The U.S. administration, taking a ...

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MARDUK: 'Viktoria' Video Released

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Viktoria", which was made available on June 22 via Century Media Records. In a recent interview with the Impact metal channel, MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about "Viktoria": "For me, it's a continuation of the 'Frontschwein' ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Release Self-Titled Album In July

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released "Fearmonger", the lead track from their tenth and most vicious album to date. The self-titled "Jungle Rot" is due on July 20 via Victory Records. "Expect a beatdown if you aren't prepared," promises bassist James Genenz. As the album hits shelves, JUNGLE ROT will hammer audiences as ...

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MARDUK Guitarist On New Album 'Viktoria': 'It Has A Lot Of Variation, Power, Aggression, Devotion, Feeling'

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK prior to the band's May 4 concert at Blue Hell in Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from MARDUK's forthcoming "Viktoria" studio album: ...

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Listen To New MARDUK Song 'Equestrian Bloodlust'

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released another new song called "Equestrian Bloodlust". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Viktoria", which will be released on June 22 via Century Media Records. The effort will be made available in the following versions: * Limited CD box set (with CD, woven patch, metal pin, three ...

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MARDUK Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Werwolf'

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official lyric video for a new song called "Werwolf". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Viktoria", which will be released on June 22 via Century Media Records. The effort will be made available in the following versions: * Limited CD box set (with CD, woven ...

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MARDUK To Release 'Viktoria' Album In June

Swedish black metallers MARDUK will release their new album, "Viktoria", on June 22 via Century Media Records. The effort will be made available in the following versions: * Limited CD box set (with CD, woven patch, metal pin, three stickers) * LP (with inlay and 180-gram vinyl) * Standard CD Jewelcase * Digital "Viktoria" track ...

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Trident Wolf Eclipse - WATAIN

Ironically enough, and quite contrary to the darkness they surely wish to portray, the spotlight upon Sweden's WATAIN has shined quite brightly in terms of fanfare. The unit's notoriously vile live performances and consistently impressive and singular take on Scandinavian black metal over the last couple of decades has cemented its place as one of ...

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Red - SCOUR

Phil Anselmo is no stranger to black metal. He's been an uber fan for decades. While fronting his most well-known band, PANTERA, he was championing black metal bands by wearing their shirts and namedropping them in interviews and amid his onstage banter. He ventured into that dark art form on a deeper level with multiple ...

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JUNGLE ROT To Record New Album In January

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT will enter the studio on January 5, 2018 to record their tenth full-length album. Tracking will take place at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuricic at the helm. Mixing and mastering will be handled by Dan Swanö (DARK FUNERAL, MARDUK), and accompanying the band behind ...

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Video Premiere: ORIGIN's 'Infinitesimal To The Infinite'

The official Jeffrey Sisson-directed video for the song "Infinitesimal To The Infinite" from U.S. extreme metallers ORIGIN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Unparalleled Universe", which was released on June 30 via Agonia Records in Europe and Nuclear Blast Records in North America. ORIGIN frontman Jason Keyser comments: ...

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RAGE Releases Video For 'Seasons Of The Black' Title Track

The official video for "Seasons Of The Black", the title track of the new album from the German heavy metal trio RAGE, can be seen below. The follow-up to 2016's "The Devil Strikes Again" is being released today (Friday, July 28) via Nuclear Blast. RAGE leader Peter "Peavy" Wagner stated about the "Seasons Of The ...

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ORIGIN: Lyric Video For New Song 'Cascading Failures'

The official lyric video for the song "Cascading Failures" from U.S. extreme metallers ORIGIN can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Unparalleled Universe", which will be released on June 30 via Agonia Records in Europe and Nuclear Blast Records in North America. For 20 years, ORIGIN has engaged a ...

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ORIGIN To Release 'Unparalleled Universe' Album In June

U.S. extreme metallers ORIGIN will release their new album, "Unparalleled Universe", on June 30 via Agonia Records in Europe and Nuclear Blast Records in North America. For 20 years, ORIGIN has engaged a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove. However, "Unparalleled Universe" sees the ...

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RAGE: Second Trailer For 'Seasons Of The Black' Album

Only fourteen months after the arrival of its "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, German heavy metal trio RAGE will release its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast. The second trailer for "Seasons Of The Black" is available below. "Our fans are getting RAGE metal of the very ...

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RAGE: First Trailer For 'Seasons Of The Black' Album

Only fourteen months after the arrival of its "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, German heavy metal trio RAGE will release its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast. The first trailer for "Seasons Of The Black" is available below. "Our fans are getting RAGE metal of the very ...

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RAGE To Release 'Seasons Of The Black' Album In July

Only fourteen months after the arrival of its "The Devil Strikes Again" disc, German heavy metal trio RAGE will release its 23rd studio album called "Seasons Of The Black" on July 28 via Nuclear Blast. "Our fans are getting RAGE metal of the very first grade," says RAGE leader Peter "Peavy" Wagner. "We've been able ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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MARDUK Guitarist Comments On Oakland Concert Cancelation Due To Band's Use Of Nazi Imagery

Guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metallers MARDUK has commented on the cancelation the band's concert in Oakland, California over concerns from police that the group would draw anti-fascist protesters. Police said that MARDUK had been criticized for glorifying Nazi imagery and anti-Semitism. The staff at the Oakland Metro Operahouse venue complied with a ...

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